Charlie Currie joins the Trophylite family with a new R4 - race-deZert.com

Charlie Currie joins the Trophylite family with a new R4

Tropylite & Charlie Currie

It wasn’t long after the announcement of exciting new changes in the Trophylite series for Stewart’s Raceworks to begin construction of their first R4 chassis. The brand new build for Stewart will be Trophylite chassis #34. The man who will pilot the car knows a little about racing, he has driven or ridden on just about everything that throws dirt or burns fuel over his racing career that began in the early 1970’s. He has competed at Lions, Irwindale, Corona and Carlsbad. He has raced the Baja 1000 and won “The great American Race”, an endurance event for vintage automobiles, with his father Frank in 1987. He regularly rides dirt bikes and several of the custom Harleys in his collection, attends the Hot Rod Power tour in his Chevelle and takes his Sand Car to Glamis.

Charlie Currie beating the path in his Jeep

Currie Enterprises, Currie Rear Ends

Some of you will have already figured out, the new owner is Charlie Currie of Currie Enterprises. Charlie has logged many race miles in the dirt with his brother Ray in their class 850 Ford truck. When he found out he could get a Stewart’s RaceWorks built car at a Trophylite price he jumped at the chance.

“I am excited to be responsible for the manufacture and assembly of the Trophylite spec trucks,” said Stewart’s RaceWorks owner Craig Stewart. “I have been very involved with spec truck racing throughout my career. I feel our company has the experience, superior workmanship and knowledge of efficient assembly processes to insure each chassis maintains consistent quality and parity. We look forward to building many more of these affordable trucks for Trophylite L.L.C for years to come. We are ecstatic Charlie Currie has given us the opportunity to build his Trophylite R4 truck, it shows his confidence in the new direction of the Trophylite spec series as well as Stewart’s RaceWorks.”

No strangers to the Trophylite series, Currie Enterprises have been involved since its inception equipping every car with their tried and true rear end assemblies. Charlie’s new ride will be faster and smoother than the old Ford but the competition will be much tougher. The series this year takes on some of the toughest courses out there, Parker, the Mint 400 and Vegas to Reno among others. At the upcoming Mint 400 they have assembled the largest field to date, 19 Trophylites will all be going for the win and their share of the healthy purse that has been made possible by General Tire, KC Hilites, Mastercraft Safety, Method Race Wheels, Azuñia Tequila and Impact.

If you want to experience the thrills of competitive off-road racing in state of the art equipment without breaking the bank, there is nothing that compares to the Trophylite series.

2012 General Tire Trophy Lite Race Series

About Trophylite
The General Tire Trophylite Race Series was created to provide an affordable alternative to the high cost of racing. Drivers are pitted against each other in identical vehicles that provide the thrill of competitive offroad racing without the million dollar price tag. All Trophylite race vehicles are precisely constructed to maintain parity and use the finest quality components available.  Trophylite allows you to compete in a fun, fast, race proven vehicle right out of the box. With generous sponsorship from General Tire, KC Hilites, Mastercraft Safety, Method Race Wheels, Azunia Tequila and Impact you can cash in on the $50,000 in prize money that is up for grabs during the 2012 season. Visit www.trophylite.com for more information.

About Stewart’s RaceWorks
Stewart’s RaceWorks has been designing, building and maintaining racecars, buggies, trophy trucks and luxury pre-runners for over 20 years. Known best for their unsurpassed quality and cutting edge technology, Stewart’s RaceWorks is now applying that to the manufacturing and assembly of the popular off road spec Trophylite R4 & R8 race trucks. Visit www.stewartsraceworks.com for more information.

About Currie Enterprises
Today Currie Enterprises occupies a 27,000-square-foot complex in East Anaheim, California. The company has grown in size and the product line has continued to expand. Currie Enterprises now has nearly 50 employees and boasts a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. The Curries design, build, modify, test, sell, and install rearend and drive-train products, all under one roof. Visit www.currieenterprises.com for more information.

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